While the Bajaj Dominar has been pretty quick with establishing itself in the premium bike segment, it is yet to give its main rival, the Royal Enfield, some sleepless nights. However, Bajaj is yet to give up on its flagship and is readying a new variant of the 373cc motorcycle. Here, in this post, we have some exclusive images and details of the upcoming Bajaj Dominar ADV (Adventure) for you –
The upcoming Dominar variant will be promoted as a touring motorcycle. It will carry a host of accessories that will make it more practical for touring purposes. The new parts will include – a luggage rack with integrated backrest, bash plate, tank grips, visor, new fender, and knuckle guards. The new parts will not only make the Dominar more touring-friendly, but will also go on to inject some freshness into the motorcycle’s design. Bits like a high-set fender and the knuckle guard definitely make it look more rugged.
Like we said, the Dominar has been pretty quick to garner some fan following. However, it’s yet to leave a sizeable dent in the sales of the Royal Enfield motorcycles. We are pretty sure that the upcoming Adventure variant will be pitted against the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which is a thoroughbred adventure motorcycle. That said, the various visual tweaks that the Dominar ADV will carry should help it attract at least some more new motorcycle buyers. Prices of the Dominar ADV are expected to be roughly Rs 10,000 higher than the regular motorcycle.
No changes will be made to the motorcycle’s engine and suspension. The Dominar will continue to come with a 373cc, single-cylinder engine that is based on the KTM 390 Duke’s motor. For the Dominar, this engine outputs 35 PS-35 Nm. It comes mated to a six-speed transmission. The engine benefits from BAL’s much-publicized DTSi Triple Spark Plug technology. The Dominar has a claimed top speed of 148 kmph. Braking comes from disc brakes at both the ends. Other highlights include 17-inch alloy wheels, ABS and gas-charged monoshock rear suspension.